The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum


Michael Jackson Weekend at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

Performance by Angie Stone, meet the curator talks, film screenings and more will pay tribute to two-time Inductee Jackson

CLEVELAND (June 3, 2010) – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will honor the life, music and legacy of two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Michael Jackson beginning on Friday, June 25-Sunday, June 27.  In addition to the Rock Hall's collection of Michael Jackson artifacts on display, fans will enjoy live music, highlights from Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, dance demonstrations and more.  This weekend will culminate with the annual Rock and Soul festival on Sunday, June 27, featuring a live performance by singer Angie Stone and other artists in tribute to Jackson. The Rock and Soul festival is presented by Ohio Natural Gas and sponsored by KeyBank and Kia Motors. The Rock Hall will host a canned food collection in coordination with the Cleveland Foodbank.

Please note that the schedule below is a preliminary schedule, more details will be posted at rockhall.com/event/michael-jackson-weekend in the coming weeks.

Friday, June 25

·    Special Screenings
10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.  – Rare induction ceremony footage of the Jackson 5’s induction in 1997 and Michael Jackson’s induction as a solo artist in 2001 in the Ahmet Ertegun Main Exhibit Hall’s Theater 3

·    Meet the Curator Gallery Talk
11 a.m. and 1 p.m. - In the Legends of Rock Michael Jackson exhibit in Ahmet Ertegun Main Exhibit Hall

Saturday, June 26

·    Special Screenings
10 a.m. - 9 p.m. - Rare induction ceremony footage of the Jackson 5’s induction in 1997 and Michael Jackson’s induction as a solo artist in 2001 in the Ahmet Ertegun Main Exhibit Hall’s Theater 3

·    Dance Demonstrations
10 a.m.: Interactive DJ set playing on Michael Jackson music with dance demonstrations, contests and prize giveaways on the Main Stage.

·    Meet the Curator Gallery Talk
11    a.m.  - In the Legends of Rock Michael Jackson exhibit in Ahmet Ertegun Main Exhibit Hall

·    Michael Jackson dance party presented by WZAK
6 – 9 p.m. – Karen Vaughn and Haz Matthews of 93.1FM WZAK will play Michael Jackson classics on the Rock Hall’s Outdoor Plaza (in case of inclement weather, the party will be moved into the Main Lobby). Food and beverages will be available for purchase at this event.

Sunday, June 27
·    Special Screenings
10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.  – Rare induction ceremony footage of the Jackson 5’s induction in 1997 and Michael Jackson’s induction as a solo artist in 2001 in the Ahmet Ertegun Main Exhibit Hall’s Theater 3

·    Rock and Soul Festival
Noon – 4 p.m.  – The Rock Hall’s annual Rock and Soul festival will pay tribute to Michael Jackson with a special live performance from singer Angie Stone and local talent to be announced. This FREE event is on the Museum’s main stage; however Museum admission is necessary to tour the exhibits. 

***The first 2,000 ticketed visitors on June 26 and June 27 will receive a special Michael Jackson Weekend commemorative souvenir. Other giveaways throughout the weekend include an XM OnyX Satellite Radio with Vehicle Kit and Home Kit, plus a Free 3-Month Subscription to “XM Everything Plus The Best of SIRIUS” so you can listen to SIRIUS|XM at home or in your car. 


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Rock Hall Membership includes free admission all year long and start at $50 for an individual. Join at the Admission desk or in advance at rockhall.com/membership.

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About Angie Stone


For three decades, vocalist Angie Stone has been surprising audiences, critics, peers and the music industry itself.  Born and raised in the Southern gospel tradition – while at the same time absorbing the gritty and impassioned anthems generated by soul icons of the 1960s – Stone has since mapped a life-long journey that encompasses rap, neo-soul, hip-hop, R&B, jazz and more. Along the way, attempts to pin her down according to this category or that movement have been challenging if not impossible. With each new recording, with each next step in her career, she has consistently hit the world with something it didn’t see coming.

Her fifth studio album, Unexpected (second for legendary soul music label Stax), a suggestion of surprises waiting within the album’s twelve tracks, comes with a double meaning. Without question, it’s a diverse mix of styles and colors, almost always upbeat and forward thinking. The spiritual connection while recording Unexpected was nothing new for Stone, whose earliest exposure to the power of music was via her late father’s gospel quartet in her native South Carolina. Along with the sounds of the church, Stone gravitated to the music of Aretha Franklin, Ann Peebles, Marvin Gaye, Curtis Mayfield and other prominent soul and R&B figures of the 1960s and early ‘70s.

Her 2007 Stax debut, The Art of Love & War, was her first album to top the Billboard R&B/hip-hop chart. But despite that prior success, she pressed forward in her ongoing search for new avenues to explore and new worlds to conquer. Unexpected represents a giant step forward for Stone, a stretch beyond whatever limits – real or perceived – she might have been facing when the project began. From the get-go, the quick and funky title track warns the listener to “Prepare yourself for just about anything.”

About the Michael Jackson Exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum


The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum has an exhibition dedicated to Michael Jackson in
the Legends of Rock exhibit in the Ahmet M. Ertegün Main Exhibit Hall.  All artifacts are collection of Michael Jackson unless otherwise noted and include the following collection pieces:

Michael Jackson of the Jackson 5 Outfit, 1971
Design by Bill Whitten
collection of universal music group

Michael Jackson Grammy Award, 1984
Michael Jackson won eight Grammys for Thriller at the 1984 ceremony. He set the record for most Grammys for a single album, a record that has been matched only once, by Santana’s 1999 album, Supernatural.

Michael Jackson Jacket, 1984
Design by Bill Whitten
Michael Jackson wore this jacket to the 1984 Grammy ceremony.

Michael Jackson Mask, 1992
Design by Rick Baker
Michael Jackson wore this mask during performances of “Thriller” on the Dangerous world tour, 1992-1993, and the HIStory world tour, 1996-1997.

Michael Jackson Jacket, 1983
Design by Deborah Nadoolman
Michael Jackson wore this jacket in the video for “Thriller.” Directed by John Landis, the 14-minute video first aired on MTV on December 2, 1983, and set higher standards for music-video production with its intricate storyline and extensive use of makeup and costumes.

Michael Jackson Glove, 1992
Original design by Michael Jackson and Bill Whitten
Created by Michael Bush and Dennis Tompkins
Michael Jackson wore this glove during performances of “Billie Jean” on his Dangerous tour.

Michael Jackson Outfit, 1992
Design by Michael Jackson, Dennis Tompkins and Michael Bush
Michael Jackson wore this outfit during performances of “Billie Jean” on his Dangerous tour, 1992 - 1993.

Michael Jackson Outfit, 1987
Michael Jackson wore this outfit in his video for “Bad,” directed by Martin Scorsese. The song reached Number One.

About the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum


The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc. is the nonprofit organization that exists to educate visitors, fans and scholars from around the world about the history and continuing significance of rock and roll music. It carries out this mission through its operation of a world-class museum that collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets this art form and through its library and archives as well as its educational programs.

The Museum is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. On Wednesdays (and Saturdays through Labor Day), the Museum is open until 9 p.m. Museum admission is $22 for adults, $18 for adult residents of Greater Cleveland, $17 for seniors (65+), $13 for youth (9-12), children under 8 and Museum Members are always free, for information or to join the membership program call 216. 515.8425. For general inquiries, please call 216.781.ROCK(7625) or visit www.rockhall.com.  The Museum is generously funded by Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.

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